Recent content by karlow

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    85 Outrage Rehab

    Mine and Bill were basically falling off the boats. I pulled them and mixed the epoxy/glass and filled all of the holes. On my boat I used some kitty hair to patch over and level some of the locations (it was my goto filler for cosmetic work this round) . After I painted it I re-drilled the...
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    85 Outrage Rehab

    I went over the bottom paint on my boat with a black bottom paint. It looked great the first year. Now it looks like I need to redo it and it has not spent all that much time on the water. you can wipe that paint off with your hand! Are you going to pull the rails off? I had to redo all of the...
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    85 Outrage Rehab

    Remove the caulk prior to painting it. I used epoxy mixed with ground glass for the small repairs, holes and to install the thru holes. How dry are the thru holes? Too bad it not in the 90's to help dry things out! Is there a drain the anchor locker? I added one to my rig
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    85 Outrage Rehab

    See the tag on the tank pic above. It was about $700 a few years ago. I would pull the floor and clean up the tank and check for pitting. U need to redo the hoses anyway.
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    85 Outrage Rehab

    If you search for Whaler Rehab you will find my project from a few years back. Same rig just a few years older and rougher shape she was. I found holes in the top of the tank under the front breather connection. There were a number of other spots that would have failed as well in short order...
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    85 Outrage Rehab

    You could try to pressure test that fuel tank, or just pull the trigger and replace it now. You need to pull the deck and replace the hoses anyway. Break out the impact driver you have about a hundred screws to deal with. Your boat started out in better shape than mine! You are making progress.
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    Sat fun at catalina

    No man, it all true. Whats life if not a little adventure right? You can stay at the dock if you like. FYI there was a 17ft Whaler at the island that day as well. I'm not sure where they came from or how they got there. I guess it's not about the size of the boat but I never took my 17ft Whaler...
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    Dana point bonito and lobster 10/29

    Like he said no more than 1/8" of sea water and a frozen water bottle and they will be good for about 20 hours. Don't use ice.
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    Catalina Thurs and Friday

    WTF! I'm calling BS on that being a 3Lb bone!
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    Sat fun at catalina

    Its a classic 18 ft BWO. No room for the display. Maybe you could mount it to the rail with a RAM mount. Most likely it would have to be attached to the pipe. The single 6" plate W/O backing would not work for me. If you build one, you should mount it to the console and the deck. The first time...
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    82 OutRage Rehab

    My original unit had too much corrosion. It had a small leak in the main cylinder. It still worked but leaked a few oz of oil on every trip. As for the replacement, I will live with its issue.
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    WTB Volvo 280 Trim Tilt Assembly

    Those are such fun to work on! If you can get the rams apart you can rebuild them.
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    82 OutRage Rehab

    Yep it does, Most of the trim units out there look about the same. They might be made by just one or two companys and just badged and painted for the Outboard conpanys. My replacement unit will get stuck in the up position if you run it all the way up! that is not what you want to discover at...
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    Sat fun at catalina

    All I need is for someone to stand in the bow with a radar dish in one hand and a display mounted on their ars and we will be golden. Short of that I don't realy have anywhere to install it. Same story with the windless and wash-down pump. Small boats don't have room for everything!
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    82 OutRage Rehab

    Jimmy any pics?